Trailer Watch: Clarisse Albrecht Goes on the Run in Dominican Republic’s Oscar Entry “Bantú Mama”

trailer for Dominican Republic’s Oscar submission, “Banti Maa” has arrived. The play tells the story of Emma (Claris Albrecht), a French woman of African descent who is on the run and trying to escape from Dominican authorities after evading arrest. “If you help me, I will help you,” she said A young girl is bargaining for mutual security and survival in the most dangerous district of Santo Domingo.

Emma is eventually taken in by a group of three children, who guide her in exchange for acting as a maternal figure for her, leading to “her destiny”. [to] Change irreversibly,” teases the film’s synopsis.

The trailer depicts Emma’s duality as a criminal fugitive driven by the imperative to survive and a nurturing mentor to her found family members. We see him caressing a child’s head as if two gaze at the image in the mirror. “Mighty. Like a queen,” she tells the girl.

In addition to headlining, Albrecht co-wrote the screenplay for “Banta Mama” and co-produced the project with director Ivan Herrera.

Albrecht previously appeared in the BBC period drama “The Long Song”, as a woman in the final days of slavery navigating the trials and tribulations of 19th-century Jamaica.

“Banta Mama” premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY release is bringing it to select theaters and on Netflix on November 17th.